17 AUGUST 1944, Page 12


have recently bought this small disused farmhouse, to turn a home for myself and my family and thus reduce by one the ho shortage. As electricity mains run along the end of my lane, and a h at the corner is supplied, I assumed that it would be a small ma when better times come, to install light and power for labour-sa apparatus. Not at all. I am informed by the supply company as the house is 50o yards from the main, seven posts would. be no and the cost to me would be " about" £too. When I had paid this, the wiring of the house, I could then be supplied at a cost per exactly three times as much as a house in a similar situation in an district which I formerly owned.—Yours truly, Kiddicott, Clyst S. Maty, Exeter. R. WHITAIB